WIC

WIC

WIC (Women, Infants, & Children) Nutrition Program
517-546-5459

WIC is a federal health and nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and young children eat well and stay healthy.  WIC also provides nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support and help accessing health care and other resources.

WIC is available for:

  • Pregnant women
  • Women who are breastfeeding a baby that is less than 1 year of age
  • Women who have had a baby in the past 6 months
  • Infants and children under the age of 5 years

WIC enrollment based upon nutritional risk factors and income.

WIC Income Guidelines

Contact the WIC office for information about how to apply.

Resources and Websites 

WIC Newsletter

Lead Testing

The WIC program at the Livingston County Health Department provides information about lead poisoning and prevention and offers lead testing to WIC clients under age 5 based on requirement set forth in the Michigan Public Act 286 of 2006.  Blood lead testing is done during the WIC child’s clinic visit at 12 months of age and again at 24-27 months of age if testing has not previously been done by another healthcare provider.

Is Your Child Safe From Lead Poisoning?

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

The Livingston County WIC agency provides educational resources, breastfeeding support, and a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor for our WIC clients.  You can contact the Peer Counselor at (517) 375-0554.

The program is free and can help you find answers to your questions about feeding your baby.  Peer Counselors are moms who have breastfed their babies and are trained to help other moms.  She will:

  • Provide phone/text support
  • Meet with you at the WIC clinic
  • Help you deal with problems such as poor latch, engorgement, milk supply, sore nipples
  • Teach you how to use a breast pump
  • Breastfeeding class

  

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